Books in Bloom Transition

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Hello Books in Bloom readers, The bloggers of Mackin have made the decision to retire the Books in Bloom blog. However, we will continue to write the book reviews you have enjoyed but… Continue reading

Grown-Up Books for Summer Reading

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Ah, summer! School’s over, and all of you who work in schools—teachers, librarians, media specialists, principals, counselors—have months of free time ahead of you!  Except for doing inventory, prepping for next year, and… Continue reading

50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing Celebrated through Books

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July 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and many new books have been published for children on the subject. My son and I have been previewing the advanced reading copies and came up with a list of our favorites.

Foster Care and Adoption

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As May draws to a close, we are wrapping up National Foster Care Month! There are over 442,000 children in the foster care system in America1. The kids in foster care range from… Continue reading

Following the Wildebeest: Guest Post by Sy Montgomery

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We are excited to welcome Sy Montgomery as our guest author today. For her most recent book, The Magnificent Migration : On Safari with Africa’s Last Great Herds, she actually traveled to Africa… Continue reading

Focus on Transgender Pride

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Yesterday was Mother’s Day. I am so lucky to have two remarkable children. I love them and they love me, they love each other, and we all enjoy each other’s company. And now… Continue reading

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING: MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH #4Mind4Body

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New titles for Social and Emotional Learning!

Series Review: Human Body Helpers

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The human body is wonderful and complex! There are so many different systems that work together to keep our bodies functioning at their peaks. However, sometimes our bodies need a little help. The new series Human Body Helpers looks at what happens when four different parts of our body aren’t working at their best: eyes, teeth, legs/bones, and ears.

Middle Grade Read-Alouds

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Most kids love being read to, and I love reading aloud. My kids loved picture books, of course, and reading easy readers and early chapter books together. My older son, Alex, started reading… Continue reading

The Writing Process: Guest Post by Eileen Spinelli

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We are excited to welcome Eileen Spinelli as our guest author today. Her most recent book, Birdie, is a novel in verse about a young girl struggling with grief and the changes in… Continue reading